Anderson attended four Olympics. He finished third in the 4000m pursuit at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, and achieved the following placings at his other games:
- 1988 Seoul (4000m Ind. Pursuit): 7th
- 1996 Atlanta (4000m Ind. Pursuit): 13th
- 2000 Sydney (4000m Ind. Pursuit): 6th
Anderson won eight medals at the Commonwealth Games, including three golds at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland.
In the 1990 Queen's Birthday Honours, Anderson was awarded an MBE, for services to cycling.
Anderson raced with a heart defect which could make his heart race under stress. He was in top form prior to the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur but was injured in a crash and instead commentated for New Zealand television. After returning for his final Games in Sydney he turned to coaching and managing.
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